Crisp fall nights call for curling up under a blanket with a big bowl of soup. Or you can serve up a big batch for a family meal, since soup is often chock-full of healthy veggies and quite filling, especially if you add a protein and starch to the mix. As it turns out, soup is also one of the best meals for people with dry mouth since, like water, it can help keep your mouth moist and loosen mucus. Follow your bowl up with Biotene Dry Mouth Oral Rinse, which helps to moisturize your mouth for up to four hours1, and you’ll be well on your way to feeling soothed. Need some soup inspiration? These 10 healthy soup recipes are not only delicious, but they’re also packed with nutrients and have hydrating, water-based broths as their bases. So you don’t have to compromise your health for great taste after all.
Healthy Soup Recipes For Fall Nights
1. Hearty Spinach and Chickpea Soup
Mushrooms, protein-rich chickpeas, and brown rice combine to make this recipe super filling and good for you, too.
2. Broccoli-Parmesan Chicken Soup
The broccoli and baby spinach in this broth-based soup deliver a healthy dose of vitamin C. Go light on the parmesan to shave off a few calories per serving.
3. Easy Crock-Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Make a big batch of this seasonal soup in your slow cooker on Sunday, and you can eat from it all week. The butternut squash not only tastes incredible, but it will make your whole house smell yummy, too.
4. Easy One-Pot Chicken Taco Soup
Take #TacoTuesday in a new direction with this smokey, flavorful soup that includes chicken, beans, tomatoes, and corn.
5. Pumpkin-Coconut Bisque
This soup gets its silky texture from unsweetened coconut milk — not real dairy, so it’s easier on the waistline. And the flavor complements the pumpkin for a little taste of Fall.
6. Beef & Barley Soup
Make this classic a little bit healthier by using reduced-sodium broth. Note that the recipe does need hours to sit so the flavors really develop, so plan ahead if you’re going to make this soup.
7. Carrot Ginger Soup
Reduced-fat sour cream and a pinch of butter bring velvety texture to this blend of fresh carrots, ginger, onions, and broth.
8. Roasted Cauliflower Soup
There are only seven ingredients in this simple but delicious soup, and water is one of them. So it should be great for people with dry mouth. Cauliflower is the base of the whole recipe, so you know it’s going to be healthy for you.
9. White Bean and Kale Soup
The white beans in this veggie-forward soup help thicken it up. Beans plus kale aren’t only a healthy duo, but they’ll keep you full all afternoon until dinner.
10. Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup
Add a squeeze of lemon to give this chicken soup recipe a little extra zing. The longer you let it simmer, the more flavorful it will be.
1 As measured in a 28-day clinical study